I have to get a new driver’s license which means that they will try and take the most horrible picture of my face that you can possibly take. Okay maybe not the most horrible, but still it will be pretty bad because with the current rules you need to look straight into the camera, you’re not allowed to smile with your mouth open (so you’ll either look smug or angry) and they have to see both ears. There are more rules, but those are the most important ones for me to mention.
I know they will use a harsh light and place a bouncer underneath so there will be minimal shadows and that will mean that any double chin will be more apparent, lovely….
Knowing all of this I knew I had to contour the living daylights out of my face and add definition to my eyes and add a lot of colour. So don’t think this is a makeup I wear on a day to day basis.
This is the actual picture:
This is a better picture I took at home
I got this Glossybox in February and I’ve only just gotten time to edit the unboxing, thankfully this post will be up before the new March box arrives, so I will have done all my old posts in 1 day and then everything coming out will be brand new.
This Glossybox came with the Glossymag and with coupons, one of which I’ve used already, which was the one for Continue reading →
I was asked to do a tutorial on the makeup that Vanessa Hudgens wears in the movie Sucker Punch for a CosPlay.
Let me first explain to those of you who don’t now what CosPlay is.
CosPlay (1984) is short for Costume Play, you become the character but not for an event like Halloween. It’s becoming more popular with the internet (it started gaining popularity around 1990) helping people get ideas and tutorials for creating costumes to represent a often a specific film, graphic novel, theatre or game character. The costumes and accessories are almost always home made, so there’s a real art in recreating these characters. The skills needed for and details that can be found in the costume is a way to show how good you are at CosPlay. But it doesn’t stop there, makeup (prosthetics and hair are also extremely important, most characters even need wigs. Creating these characters takes not only a lot of time, it can also cost a lot of money, so sharing your results with your (online) community is very important.
You might wonder why people participate in CosPlay, it’s to show people characters they identify with or the love they have for a character. As in all arts, there are those who simply do it because they love doing it. Some do it because of the notoriety they get when they CosPlay a certain character or for the amazing likeness and skills needed to portrait this particular character.
For the makeup in Sucker Punch, I found who did the original makeup for Continue reading →
I thought I’d taped this entire unboxing way back in October, but apparently it never actually taped anything after I opened the box. I just found out now that I was editing the video so I added a lot to it.
I talk about the products in the box and I tell you about the look I’m wearing which goes nicely with Sephora’s Colour of the Year: Emerald.
The colours I’m wearing are slightly more turquoise and I added some purple to it simply because this Emerald colour doesn’t work that well on my skintone so I have to play with it a little to make it work. I talk about this in the video and at the end are bloopers for some extra entertainment.
The following products were in this box (all prices are for fullsize products): Continue reading →
I think most women my age have worn these matte brown shades that where the hype back then. Remember these iconic women and looks?
It’s easy to see why the look is still around in an updated form. Most of the changes are the textures. Matte lips and matte eyes flatten a face, nowadays we want a dewy fresh face. Especially this winter when a full face of makeup is “back”: Burberry:
So I did a look going from the old style to the new with just a few changes.
I didn’t do a big tutorial on this look because I thought that over the years I’d probably done a lot of these types of looks.
But looking back now, I see that I never actually did a tutorial on a look similar to this one, so I will do a video of this in the future.
This is a LotD from last September. It’s so easy all you do after your normal foundation routine is add a light bronze primer over your lid (blended slightly higher then your crease) (I used Make Up For Ever – Aqua Cream in 15 Taupe) and over this I used Urban Decay’s Last Call shadow. Tightline the top lashline (put a black eyeliner pencil on your top waterline), curl your lashes and add a black mascara. On my lips I’m wearing the lipstick that came in the Glossybox which is by Kryolan for GlossyBox in the colour Glossy Pink. ______________________________________________________________________________________ This LotD is also from September and it was made using Continue reading →